Our choir return this Sunday after nearly a two month break. Sadly, Stella who sang alto in our choir for nearly three years, died last night. She had just celebrated her 40th birthday. Stella had a brilliant talent for improvising beautiful harmonies when we were singing hymns or Taize chants. She could not read music but you always felt that she didn’t need to. The melodies just flowed through her.
This picture was taken by my photographer friend Amelia Shepherd a couple of years ago. Stella had just moved to Peacehaven, a small coastal town several miles from Brighton. Meli was doing a photographic study on some of the residents of Peacehaven, and Stella was one of her subjects.
We will all miss you Stella. Requiescat in pace.